Successful Richmond Rangers Pilot to Continue in 2017!
||Watch and feel the excitement as the Richmond Rangers make fire by friction!
Fifteen YES Summer Campers
spending every other Saturday
exploring their local regional
parks in depth, gaining skills as young naturalists, and having a
Our very own Richmond Rangers are also blossoming as teachers in their own right while sharing their experiences and new knowledge with parents and siblings during monthly Family Nights.
Richmond Rangers was launched in September of 2016, when we teamed up with the East Bay Regional Parks District to bring YES youth into regular, profound contact with the natural world, learn what a career as ranger might be like, and share their newfound knowledge with their friends and family. These 11, 12, and 13 year-olds are building on their summer camp experiences with year-round nature education and outdoor adventures, while gaining skills that ready them for YES's Camp-to-Community teen program at age 14.
With trips to the Tilden Little Farm, Point Pinole, Crab Cove Marine Reserve and more, it's been a great success and a wonderful collaboration.
Generous support from the George Miller Youth Fund and our donor community will keep these youngsters on the trail in 2017!
to meet our young Rangers and see more of what they've been up to.